New Zealand Steel
Metalcraft Roofing's Ceiling Batten System is easy to install and manufactured using 0.55 BMT G550 high tensile Z275 galvanised steel from New Zealand Steel. Ceiling battens can be supplied either stand alone or with a hanger tab to accommodate different installation requirements and is suitable for residential and commercial internal applications.
The Metalcraft Ceiling Batten System will provide a more stable substrate for fixing ceiling linings to as it is less prone to shrinkage and movement that is typically associated with timber battens.
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Branz Apprasial

Benefits of a steel ceiling batten

The Metalcraft Ceiling Batten System has the following feature and benefits:

• Lightweight
• Suitable for various installation applications.
• Strong and Stable material - less prone to shrinkage.

Scope of Use

The Metalcraft Ceiling Batten System is appraised for use as ceiling battens directly supporting ceiling linings in buildings within the following Scope: • On framed ceilings within the scope limitations on NZS 3604; and • On timber and light gauge steel-framed ceilings subject to specific design. Refer to BRANZ Appraisal no: 981 (2017).

Compliance & Warranties

The Metalcraft Ceiling Batten System is manufactured from steel sourced from New Zealand Steel and complies to AS 1397:2011. The Metalcraft Ceiling Batten System when used in enclosed, dry environments is expected to have a serviceable life in excess of 50 years and will meet the NZBC requirements.

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